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List of best books
Summer - a traditional time for the preparation of a variety of ratings. That's Newsweek magazine has published its own list: it includes both fiction and scientific works. Points are added according to the frequency of mention of the names of books in various ratings, on the basis of whom were top-100. In addition, consideration was given not so much reading preferences, how much contribution to world culture and science. However, the drafters of the rating claim that rank does not mean anything and thought it only as a guide for the reader.
Roman Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace "led by top magazine Newsweek. A list of hundreds of literary works was based on the ratings of newspapers The Telegraph, The Guardian, the New York Public Library, Modern Library, St. John's College reading list, Oprah's. Another novel, Tolstoy - Anna Karenina "- take 48 th place.
In the top ten, except for "War and Peace", entered "1984" by George Orwell (and this neighborhood seems quite natural), "Ulysses" by James Joyce, "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, "The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner," Invisible Man "by Ralph Ellison, "To the Lighthouse" Virginia Woolf, "The Iliad" and Homer's Odyssey, "Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen," The Divine Comedy "Dante.
Bible in Newsweek ranking was 41 th place, "Anna Karenina" for 48 th place and is adjacent to the "lost paradise" Milton and the three tragedies of Shakespeare - "Hamlet," "King Lear", "Othello". The words that "there is no sadder story in the light of the drafters ...», Newsweek ranking is not remembered, and" Romeo and Juliet "hundred best books not included. Rarely has a rating of the best books do without "Psychology of the Unconscious" by Sigmund Freud - in this list of his work at the 86-th place. Among the best were also the "Origin of Species" Charles Darwin (27 th), are followed by "History" of Herodotus, The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "The Emperor" Niccolo Machiavelli.
It is noteworthy that the regulars of various lists - George RR Tolkien and JK Rowling - in this rating are very sparingly. The Lord of the Rings "- a 35 th place, next to the" Winnie the Pooh "Milne's book, and KS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But "Harry Potter" in the rating of places for some reason was not.
Reflects compiled a list and the current problems: "Capital" of Karl Marx is completely honorable 30-th place, and "General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money" Keynes - to 92-m. Nearing completion rating is not optimistic - "The Second World War, Winston Churchill.